Commercial Photography major is a program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences, and recording events and people, via digital, film, still and video photography.
Includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation and maintenance, applications to commercial and industrial needs, and photography business operations.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Commercial Photography Major (use the College Search feature and enter "photography” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Commercial Photography Major?
If you choose to pursue a degree in Commercial Photography you likely will have a career working in news media outlets. A specialization is possible as well as the prospect of being in business for yourself by selling your photography.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Commercial Photography Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Commercial Photography Major